OWOSSO — The public is invited to a book signing for Jeffery Carey Jr., of Otisville and a Baker College professor, Monday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Baker College’s Owosso campus.
Carey, an English and general studies professor, has written the historical horror mystery, “The Reflection of Elias Dumont.”
The event will be held in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Baker College, 1309 S. M-52, Owosso.
“Jeff is multi-talented in the arts, and the real-world experience he brings to his classroom is of great benefit to his students,” said Aaron J. Maike, Baker College of Owosso president. “We encourage the public to take advantage of this opportunity to meet an accomplished mid-Michigan author.”
“The Reflection of Elias Dumont” is the tale of the life of a young man who survives the Mississippi River flooding following the historic New Madrid, Missouri, earthquake in 1811. After the waters recede, he finds a mirror that grants him immortality, which brings destruction, debauchery and eventually love as he tries to protect his secret.
“I have been able to use my experience as a writer and an industry professional to provide a unique perspective to my students,” Carey said. “It is an honor and a responsibility to be educated and to educate others. A continuous mode of learning fosters a continuous stream of creativity. It is imperative for young people today to acquire these skill sets so they can be competitive and innovative in a rapidly changing environment.”
Carey, of Otisville, has also published four collections of poems and received awards for artwork shown at Flint’s Buckham Gallery and the Greater Flint Arts Council.
He served in the Navy during Operation Desert Storm as a nuclear parts manager, then pursued his higher education goals and worked as a manager at OnStar and at other automotive facilities in Michigan. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from National University, La Jolla, California, and a bachelor’s in English and art from the University of Michigan-Flint.
A limited number of Carey’s book, “The Reflection of Elias Dumont,” will be available for $12.99 at the signing. The book and e-book are also available at jlcareyjr.wixsite.com/black-madonna press/fiction.